25 February 2014 All-CMOS night vision viewer with integrated microdisplay
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Proceedings Volume 9005, Advances in Display Technologies IV; 900506 (2014) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039641
Event: SPIE OPTO, 2014, San Francisco, California, United States
The unrivalled integration potential of CMOS has made it the dominant technology for digital integrated circuits. With the advent of visible light emission from silicon through hot carrier electroluminescence, several applications arose, all of which rely upon the advantages of mature CMOS technologies for a competitive edge in a very active and attractive market. In this paper we present a low-cost night vision viewer which employs only standard CMOS technologies. A commercial CMOS imager is utilized for near infrared image capturing with a 128x96 pixel all-CMOS microdisplay implemented to convey the image to the user. The display is implemented in a standard 0.35 μm CMOS process, with no process alterations or post processing. The display features a 25 μm pixel pitch and a 3.2 mm x 2.4 mm active area, which through magnification presents the virtual image to the user equivalent of a 19-inch display viewed from a distance of 3 meters. This work represents the first application of a CMOS microdisplay in a low-cost consumer product.
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Marius E. Goosen, Marius E. Goosen, Petrus J. Venter, Petrus J. Venter, Monuko du Plessis, Monuko du Plessis, Nicolaas M. Faure, Nicolaas M. Faure, Christo Janse van Rensburg, Christo Janse van Rensburg, Pieter Rademeyer, Pieter Rademeyer, "All-CMOS night vision viewer with integrated microdisplay", Proc. SPIE 9005, Advances in Display Technologies IV, 900506 (25 February 2014); doi: 10.1117/12.2039641; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2039641


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